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Sephora and TheBalm haul from October


Back in October, I made a post commending my friend angelandthings for hauling makeup for us from the US.  I got everything back in January, but have barely started using any of it yet! I am obsessed with getting eye makeup especially, but hardly ever wear makeup on a daily basis. And while the variety is lovely to have, I find myself sticking to the same few products for a neutral look, just because I’m too lazy to get something new or I’m not adventurous enough to wear vibrant colours without an occasion.

Here is the Sephora haul:

MAKE UP FOREVER Lesson 1 Natural Eyes (far left):

  1. 2 full sized 0.21 oz Aqua Creams: 13 Warm Beige; 15 Taupe
  2. 2 x 0.025 oz Aqua Eyes: 0L Mat Black; 2L Pearly Brown

Too Faced Beautiful Dreamer Makeup Collection: – larger than  expected

  1. eye shadow collection: Teddy Bear (matte taupe brown); Blonde Ambition (pale shimmering gold); Totally Toasted (bronze shimmer); Satin Sheets (golden pink champagne shimmer)
  2. Sun Bunny bronzing powder & Who’s Your Poppy blush duo
  3. full sized 0.4 oz Lashgasm mascara
  4. o.17 oz Candlelight Shadow Insurance
  5. 0.56 oz Pink Swan lip gloss
  6. large pink case

Too Faced (I don’t remember what this set is called): – MUCH smaller than expected…

  1. mini Lash Injection
  2. mini-er Primed & Poreless face primer (how will that be enough to really try it for a while?!)
  3. even mini-er Shadow Insurance

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow Palette: – not actual palette, 4 jars in a case – I turned them upside down so the colour can be seen

  1. o.12 oz Pekingese (sparkling ocean)
  2. o.12 oz Mutt (bronzed taupe)
  3. 0.12 oz Whippet (iced gold)
  4. 0.12 oz Terrier (blushing violet)

Here is TheBalm haul ordered off their website:

From left to right:

  1. The Balm Girls lipstick in Ima Goodkisser (soft shimmering coral) and Mai Billsbepaid (velvety nude). I love the names, they’re so clever! I thought these were available at Sephora, but I can’t seem to find them on the website.
  2. NUDE’tude palette – the packaging was so cute I just had to get it. This is the “naughty” version. There is a “nice” version without the nude ladies but that’s just not as fun! Some of the shadows are sparkly. When I showed this to Dark, he commented that “I think if you had sparkly lady parts you should be worried.”

And these are a few more tidbits picked up:

From left to right:

  1. NYX eyeshadow base – I have the biggest problem keeping my eye makeup on. I am in the midst of trying anything and everything.
  2. MAC eyeshadow pan in Steamy
  3. Seche Vite top coat – this is easily the most amazing top coat I’ve ever tried! I’ve only used it once so far, but it makes my nail polish dry unbelievably quickly. Although I feel like its lasting power is not quite as long. I’ll find out when I’ve used it more.
  4. MAC eyeshadow in Humid

The last two were a Christmas gift from angelandthings. We are bad shopping influences on each other! 🙂

Oh yes, and I had ordered these super cute pink brushes, but after seeing how small they were in real life in comparison to the huge price tag, angelandthings returned them. But I still think they’re really cute so to satisfy my desire to buy them (again), I’ll just remember them with a picture.



Author: pearlessence

She who loves shopping, baking, gaming, and all things Disney! All on a student's meager budget :)

8 thoughts on “Sephora and TheBalm haul from October

  1. What an amazing haul! You certainly have some things in there I would love to try. And as for Steamy and Humid eyeshadows by MAC, they are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see Humid on you, I think it will be lovely if you pair it with some neutrals.

    • Let me know if you end up trying some and let’s compare notes 😛 We took full advantage of the exchange rate and her visit to the States! 🙂 I am still trying to work up the nerve to wear such brilliant colours for daytime… and I have the most terrible time getting shadows to stay put on my eyes. It’s like my eyelids make primers evaporate into nothingness or something haha. Definitely still trying to work around it though.

  2. Told you seche vite top coat is absolutely amazing! :p I don’t think I will switch to another top coat… ever. I just wish it’s more readily available here… I’m glad you liked it! ^^

    Also, Dark’s comment about the theBalm palette is just too priceless!

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  5. Ugh, so jealous about the Nude’tude palette. I want it so bad but I promised myself no more palettes until I at least use one of my current ones up.

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